2021 Fishing for Freedom - Quincy Event
Friday, June 4, 2021
4:00 - 8:00 pm
Meet and Greet - NOT Mandatory
Check-in will be available 4-7pm.
The Eagles Club, 3737 N 5th St. Quincy, IL 62305
A great opportunity to meet with your partner(s) and make plans for the weekend. This is a non-mandatory event and will be held outdoors with indoor facilities open.
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Check-In (2 options)
Mark Twain Lake Indian Creek West Ramp 6am – 9am
Microtel Inn & Suites (200 S 3rd St, Quincy, IL 62301) 6am – noon
9:00 - 11:30 am
Veterans Home Fishing Tournament for Veterans Home Residents
1707 N 12th St, Quincy, IL 62301
Due to COVID concerns, all volunteers will be required to have a rapid COVID test performed onsite prior to volunteering and will be required to wear a mask the entire duration of the event
8:30am – Volunteers Arrive
9:00-9:45am – Volunteers bring Veterans to the Pond
10:00am National Anthem, Presentation of the Colors, Fishing, Lunch & Awards
12:00 Noon - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be available at the Eagles Club (walking tacos)
4:00 - 6:30 pm
Heroes Banquet - NOT Mandatory
The Eagles Club (3737 N 5th Quincy, IL 62305)
4:00pm – Doors Open
5:00pm – Opening Ceremony
5:30pm – Dinner Service
Raffles & Auctions after Dinner
Seating will be available outside to allow for social distancing. There will be a take-out option for food this year.
Due to COVID, this event is only available to Boaters, Warriors, Sponsors, their spouses, and children under 18.
Due to limited parking, please do not trailer your boat, if possible. Shuttles will be available.
Sunday, June 6, 2021
6:00 am - 12:00 pm Noon
Weigh-In Starts at 12:00 pm (Noon) at each location:
- Mark Twain Lake - Indian Creek West
- Reregulation Pool Spillway Ramp
- Great River Marina - Hamilton, IL (Pool 19-20)
- Kesler Park (Pool 21-24)
Main weigh-in and awards ceremony at Kesler Park
201 N Front St, Quincy, IL
Awards Ceremony Begins at approximately 2:30 pm
Drawing for Warrior Boat - Winner MUST be present
Lodging requirements for our qualified Warrior participants will be paid for in full by Fishing For Freedom - Quincy sponsors and donors. Warriors must live more than 30 minutes from Quincy to qualify for a paid room. Our registration committee will contact you with your lodging information in March.
If you have any special needs or accessibility issues, please make sure to make a note of it in the comments block on the registration form, or send us an email. There will be several special needs accessible rooms available.
If your plans change and you are unable to attend the event after making your reservation, please contact our registration committee to cancel your reservation.
Lodging is available for Boaters that live greater than one hour away from Quincy, Illinois or Mark Twain Lake area at several different hotels in Quincy and one hotel in Monroe City, MO (near Mark Twain Lake). Some of the locations are within a block from the Mississippi River. Those that specify that a room is needed and meet the distance requirement will a couple of options from the registration committee of which hotels we have a block of rooms saved for the event. Volunteer Boaters are responsible for their making their individual reservations.